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Implementing family-based childhood obesity interventions

Sorg, Margaret J. MS, RN; Yehle, Karen S. PhD, MS, RN; Coddington, Jennifer A. DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP; Ahmed, Azza H. DNSc, RN, IBCLC, PNP

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000433074.22398.e2
Feature: CE Connection: OBESITY
Abstract

Abstract: Family-based interventions have been effective in managing childhood obesity, and pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) are positioned to provide obesity interventions in both patient and family primary care settings. The purpose of this article is to guide the PNP in implementing family-based childhood obesity interventions, including identification, diagnostic evaluation, and management

Author Information

Margaret J. Sorg is a Staff Nurse at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN. Karen S. Yehle is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Jennifer A. Coddington is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Purdue University School of Nursing, West Lafayette, IN. Azza H. Ahmed is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University School of Nursing College of Health and Human Sciences, West Lafayette, IN.

The authors and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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